Friday, 9 September 2011

Out and About by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers. Carrying on the current Monthly Challenge theme of Lucky Numbers, here is a card for you. I've also used lots of tissue tape, which is on special offer at The Artistic Stamperwebsite HERE.

To begin, I spritzed a square piece of white card with Crafty Notions Kingfisherliscious colour spray. Next, using a Sissix Elegant Flourish die-cut as a mask, I spritzed over the top with some diluted vintage photo reinker. I stamped the quote from The Open Road Stamp sheet all over the background, using coffee archival ink. I laid the inked flourish aside, to use as an embellishment.

I stamped the cycling ad from The Open Road stamp sheet onto card, using coffee archival ink, then coloured it with broken china distress ink, then cut it out. Then I used black archival ink to stamp a couple of the tickets from the stamp sheet, one onto a ticket die-cut, & one onto some Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine paper. I stamped & cut out the words 'out and about', then used walnut stain distress ink to add colour to these pieces.

I covered a couple of random 'lucky' grungeboard numbers with tissue tape, & inked the edges with walnut stain DI.

To put my card together, I stuck some torn tissue tape to my background, added a metal corner to the top left, then glued the image, tickets, words & numbers in place. I added the flourish to the bottom right, then stapled a small piece of film strip ribbon to it, using a tiny attacher. I attached a philosophy tag to the top right, using a long fastener, then glued my artwork to a square card blank.

Thanks for looking! xx


Sid said...

Nice one Ali !!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, love the brown and turquoise together and the way you have used the tissue tape,

Lucy x

hazel said...

Fabulous work Alison, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

inkypinkycraft said...

Really fab, I love blue and brown together, love the use of the flourish as a mask! Trace x

Jingle said...

This is wonderful!

Artyjen said...

Love your Lucky number piece ;)
xoxo Sioux

Kirsten Alicia said...

That's terrific, I love the vintagey, grungeyness of it.

Dragon said...

It's very interesting

Minxy said...

Love the moody background :D